Faulty chip causes defibrillator recall

While most product recalls merely cause mild annoyance, occasionally one really is a matter of life and death. Unshocking news reaches us from Dutch Electronics giant Philips: it is recalling its HeartStart automated defibrillators due to a memory chip fault.

Turtle Beach introduces dual ear headset for the Xbox 360

Turtle Beach has introduced a dual ear headset for the Xbox 360. The Ear Force XLC - designed as an alternative to standard 'one ear' communicator headsets - offers both in-game and Xbox Live audio.

Apple App Store downloads pass two million mark

Apple has announced that more than two billion apps have been downloaded from its App Store, which it modestly describes as the largest applications store in the world.

Apple ends iPhone exclusivity in UK

UK mobile operator Orange is to sell Apple's iPhone in the UK, ending the exclusive deal with O2 and leaving only the US and Germany not offering a choice of telco to iPhone users.

Apple users search their dates' murky pasts

A new application for the iPhone will enable fanboys to use their gizmos as "sleaze detectors".

Intel outlines future of interactive television

Intel has introduced the CE4100 SoC. The 45nm chip - expected to encourage the development of interactive television content and applications - is fully compatible with Blue-ray, Digital TV and other entertainment devices.

AT&T slammed for poor iPhone service

It seems that you can use your iPhone for just about anything apart from making a telephone call.

Hey teacher, leave that kid alone

A teacher in Thailand has been caught on mobile phone giving a smart alec kid a serious beating.

Cleaning is dangerous - official

When you're cleaning your house, should you be more scared of your washing machine or your vacuum cleaner? That's one of the pressing questions posed - and answered - by Insure.com.

Amazon branches out into own-brand electronics

Online megastore Amazon is to undercut its regular suppliers by branding electronics accessories under its own name.

Point Grey debuts USB 3.0 digital video camera

Point Grey has announced plans to showcase the "world's first" SuperSpeed USB-enabled digital video camera at the 2009 Intel Developer Forum (IDF) in San Francisco.

Sensia radio thinks it's a PC

With a large colour touchscreen and internet connectivity, the Sensia radio from Pure is almost more of a PC than a radio.

Palm is fed up with Microsoft Windows Mobile

Palm has finally pulled the plug on the Windows Mobile operating system after years as a valued customer.

Pentax camera aimed at first-time DSLR users

Pentax has launched an entry-level digital SLR camera with a few not-so-entry-level features.

Lenovo touts multitouch screen technology

Lenovo has introduced the ThinkPad X200 Tablet PC and ThinkPad T400s laptop. Both portable devices feature multitouch screen technology - along with SimpleTap - an application designed to simplify interaction with multitouch screens.

Microsoft's Zune tunes in to HD Radio

Microsoft has introduced its long-awaited HD Zune. The upgraded device - powered by Nvidia's Tegra processor - is capable of rendering high-quality video and playing HD radio.

LG to launch first Android mobile in Q4

LG has announced its first Android mobile, the LG-GW620, featuring a three inch touchscreen and slide out QWERTY keypad. Up until now, all LG smartphones have used the Windows Mobile OS.

Steve Jobs rocks San Francisco with iTunes 9

Apple CEO Steve Jobs has introduced a veritable smorgasbord of technological goodies, including an upgraded iPod Nano, iTunes 9 and OS 3.1. According to Jobs, the latest version of iTunes features an improved UI, along with an automated DJ known as "Genius Mixes" which selects and plays tracks from a user's music library.

O2 offers Blackberry for just $14,566

The UK's leading mobile telco is running a special offer on its website enabling users to pick up a Blackberry Curve for just €10,001 ($14,566.06). Hurry while stocks last!

AMD aims at simplicity for the tech generation

Interview Chip firm AMD has integrated its portfolio of products and platforms and has a strategy aimed at targeting the tech generation rather than talking pure tech to people who don’t want to understand bits and bytes.